Are you looking for a healthy snack? I have the perfect solution! Apple Chips Using a Dehydrator are easy to make and taste great. All you need is an apple, lemon juice, and a dehydrator. The best part is that they’re low in calories and fat-free!
Apple Chips Using a Dehydrator
I am always looking for healthy snacks for our house. My toddler is so picky she will not eat normal apples but if you dehydrate them she can’g et enough of them! when you dehydrate them they remind me of those chewy apple candies. Now that its fall I can get fresh apple for only $0.89 a pound. So I will make more dehydrated apple then we will eat right away because they last a long time. I like doing a sour apple like granny smith apples.
Homemade Apple Chips
If you love eating apple chips but find that they are hard to make, then consider using a dehydrator. Dehydrators create an environment with low humidity and high heat which will suck the water out of your food. The result is delicious crispy apple chips in no time at all!
You’ll never go back to store bought chips again after tasting these homemade ones. They’re crunchy, sweet, salty – everything you could want in one little chip. And with just two ingredients it’s so easy to make them yourself at home too!
What are apple chips?
Apple chips are slices of apples that are baked in an oven at a low temperature or made in a dehydrator, until they dry out. This creates the same crispy texture as regular potato chips, but without all of the calories. Apple Chips Using a Dehydrator are even healthier because freshly squeezed lemon juice is added for flavor and to prevent them from turning brown!
Why eat apple chips?
Apple Chips are filled with antioxidants and potassium. They’re also low in fat and sodium, which makes them the perfect healthy snack!
If you want to make your own homemade snacks but don’t know where to begin, I recommend starting here with these Apple Chips Using a Dehydrator recipes. They’re easy to make using a few simple ingredients – all it takes is an apple, lemon juice, and some time in the dehydrator. The best part is that they’re so much better for you than store-bought alternatives because they contain no preservatives or additives!
What kind of apples should be used for apple chips?
You can use any kind of baking apples such as Gala , Granny Smith , Pink Lady or Rome Beauty . The only requirement for your apples is that they are firm, not mushy. You can also use any mixture of baking apples to create interesting flavors!
How to select the best apples for Apple Chips recipe
I like using apples from a local orchid or farmer’s market. These apples are the freshest and aren’t trucked in from long distances. This gives the apples the best flavor. When you pick apples, whether it is from the local market or from a grocery store, look for ones with no blemishes or bruises as well as firm skin and are not squishy.
Are Apple Chips Healthy?
Yes, Apple Chips are healthy! Compared to regular chips these apple chips have no oil or fat and use both fresh apples and lemon juice. They’re also low in sodium which is a bonus for people with high blood pressure. Since they’re homemade there is nothing added other than the two main ingredients. You can even leave off the lemon if you want! The only salt this recipe has is from the natural juices of the apple.
How to Store Apple
Did you know that dehydrated fruit can last for up to 10 years. Although, in my house, it never lasts that long. You will want to store the apples in an airtight container, like a plaster container with a lid or a freezer bag.
How much dehydrated apples will I get from fresh apples?
If you store the dehydrated apples in a mason jar, 5 pounds of apples will come out to about 2 quart sized jars worth.
How to add flavor to the apples
I love eating plain apple chips because they’re crunchy and have such a great taste. You can also try adding cinnamon or different types of toppings to your apples before putting them in the dehydrator. My favorite is sprinkling the chips with some brown sugar when they are done. This reminds me of caramel apples. You can also add cinnamon to the top of the apples which makes them taste like apple pie. You can also add pumpkin pie spice or ginger.
What if I over dry my dehydrated apples?
If you over dry your apples, don’t worry they still taste good. If the chips came out too hard or crunchy for your liking then just add a small amount of water to them in a bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
Do I need to peel the apples
Apples can be dried with the peels on or without. It all depends if you like the peels. The peels add flavor, fiber and texture, although some people do not like that.
Apple Chips Using a Dehydrator Supplies
- 5 pounds of apples of your choose
- lemon juice
So Easy to do!! Fill a large bowl with water and add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Peel, core and cut the apple slices in half. Place the apple in the lemon juice bath while you slice up the rest of the apples.
Lay out the apple on the dehydrator racks. Turn your dehydrator on and let it go for 6 – 12 hour depending on how chewy you like them. I like them very chewy so I stop it once the apples are dry to the touch. Place the apple in a ziptop bag. Enjoy!
Directions for Apple chips using a Dehydrator
Fill a large bowl with water and add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Peel, core and cut the apple slices in half. Place the apple in the lemon juice bath while you slice up the rest of the apples. Lay out the apple on the dehydrator racks. Turn your dehydrator on and let it go for 6 – 12 hour depending on how chewy you like them. I like them very chewy so I stop it once the apples are dry to the touch. Place the apple in a ziptop bag. Enjoy!
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